The youngster who had nested in the Hedgehog House left just before 8 p.m. and it, or the other youngster, arrived back about 10.30 p.m. for its first free meal.
These were taken with the 350D. The rubber lens hood I use has the ability to distort and give a reasonable seal on the glass of the kitchen window. This keeps some of the flash away from the lens but there is some reflection from the outer panel in the double glazing. The second shot was taken through the single glazed door of the conservatory.
It was gently raining at the time and by the looks of it it had rained most of the night so I wasn't expecting much hog activity. This afternoon I decided to look through the recordings and found one hog had been in their house for a short while soon after midnight.
What caught my attention though was this group. The way they were charging and pushing each other out of the way reminded me of Sumo wrestlers. Maybe I should paint a white circle so we can see who is the winner. I can't work out whether there are three or four hogs at this time but I am fairly certain that two of them were adults.
In spite of all the argy bargy the young Hedgehog returned some while later and managed to get a quiet meal. No takers for the Hedgehog House today though.
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